MUMBAI: The Gujarati cell of the Shiv Sena on Sunday launched its BMC poll campaign with a community gathering organised in Andheri.
The Gujarati cell appealed to the next generation to connect with the Shiv Sena by spreading the message that the party had saved the community in the 1992-93 riots. Nine businessmen from the western suburbs joined the Shiv Sena on the occasion.
The cell decided to organise such gatherings every month in localities dominated by Gujaratis.
In response, the BJP Gujarati cell decided to hold a similar gathering on Sunday next week.
The Shiv Sena Gujrati cell has come up with a slogan for the BMC polls: “Mumbai ma jalebi na fafda, Uddhav Thackeray aapda (In Mumbai there is jalebi and fafda, Uddhav Thackeray is ours).”
Gujarati wing convenor Hemraj Shah organised the gathering of party workers from the community at the Gujarati Samaj Bhavan.
“The Shiv Sena is the only party that saved the community in the 1992-93 riots,” he said in his address.
He said that when BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee had expressed displeasure over the Gujarat riots, it was Shiv Sena supremo Balasaheb Thackeray who had extended support to the then Gujarat CM Narendra Modi.